Toy Industry Association, We Call On You to End Boy and Girl Toy of the Year Awards

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Anonymous -
5 years ago
I hate seeing pink and purple toy guns and toy cars for girls and people thinking it is breaking stereotypes.

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Amy Sadowl
5 years ago
Its 2016. It is time that we encourage BOTH genders to pick the toys, activities, sports, careers, etc. that THEY are interested in -- NOT what we PERCEIVE they should be doing. We need new and innovative toy categories in the TOTY Awards, not 1950's gender-based categories. Toy developers have managed to evolve along with technology, it's time that the TIA evolve too!

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Shit Fuck
5 years ago
I'm signing because I'm a kid who is 11 years old and is annoyed by the retailers who sell or manufactured toys especially for those boys and girls. At school we all wore pink because some people just like "girl colors" which is stupid how kids still think that there are girl colrs. I also personally love sing girl songs and I'm a boy, so stop with the nagging of gender stereotyping!

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Sofía Caruso
5 years ago
Hay que acabar con la desigualdad de género.

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Dorothy Raju
5 years ago
Children should be free to explore for themselves without someone telling them want they want/need/like.

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C Imai
5 years ago
I firmly agree that labeling and coding and segregating toys by gender is not only unnecessary, it's harmful to the individual and our culture.

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Holly Hester-Reilly
5 years ago
I love puzzles and mechanics and cars and hate having to go to the "boys section" to but these for my daughter!

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Portia Cornell
5 years ago
Awards like this perpetuate the gendered division of the toy design and manufacturing industries at the very top, which promulgates into divisions within companies, to the store aisles, all the way to the toy box at day care. I want my kid to be able to play with what he's interested without having gender stereotypes reinforced from the very beginning.

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Erik Kruse
5 years ago
This is not 1950 anymore.... Regardless of your political or religious affiliation, teaching children that they cannot play with something because of their gender is counterproductive and possibly damaging. It's 2016. Let's get with it!

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Melissa Incampos
5 years ago
Toys for ALL